Next week, we plan to get out reviews of the mystical French sex film À l’aventure (2009), the currently-in-theaters Shutter Island, and the Coen brothers’ writer’s block nightmare Barton Fink (1991). Also in the pipeline is a review of the 1990 post-apocalyptic film Hardware.
When selecting the weirdest search term used to locate the site last week, sometimes the search terms are fine, but the phrasing makes us wonder. Such is the case with this week’s selection, “whilst we are on the subject of weird short films,” we makes it sound like the site was having a discussion with Lord Finklebottom over tea and crumpets.
Some notes on the reader-suggested review queue: we’ve acquired copies of Santa Sangre and The Abominable Dr. Phibes, so reviews should appear in the next couple weeks. We are officially giving up for the time being on Tabu’s Monday, as we haven’t been able to locate an English-language translation. We keep a separate wishlist of out-of-print titles, and we will keep an eye out for a re-release. The rest of the queue looks like this: Barton Fink (next week); Santa Sangre; The Abominable Dr. Phibes; What? (Diary of Forbidden Dreams); Meatball Machine; Xtro; Basket Case; Suicide Club; O Lucky Man!; Trash Humpers (when/if released); Gozu; Tales of Ordinary Madness; The Wayward Cloud; Kwaidan; Six-String Samurai; Andy Warhol’s Trash; Altered States; Memento; Nightmare Before Christmas/Vincent/Frankenweenie; The Science of Sleep; Gothic (jumping in line to come out next week!); The Attic Expeditions; After Last Season; Getting Any?; Performance; Being John Malkovich; The Apple; Southland Tales; Arizona Dream; Spider (2002); Songs From The Second Floor; Singapore Sling; Alice [Neco z Alenky]; Necromania (1971, Ed Wood); Hour of the Wolf; MirrorMask; Possession; Suspiria; Mary and Max; Wild Zero; 4; Nothing (2003); The Peanut Butter Solution; Ninja Scroll; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Danger: Diabolik; Faust; Sublime; Battle Royale; Pink Floyd: The Wall; Escanaba In Da Moonlight; Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter; Zardoz; The Films of Suzan Pitt; Toto the Hero [Toto le Héros]; Paprika; The Holy Mountain; Brazil; The Casserole Masters; Dark Crystal; Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets; The Nines; 964 Pinocchio; The Pillow Book; Final Flesh; Lunacy [Sílení]; Inmortel; Tetsuo; Dead Ringers; Kairo [AKA Pulse]; The Guatemalan Handshake; and Dead Leaves.